February 4, 2023

Full-Scale Drone from Pax Lands on Carrier; Makes History

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A drone the size of a fighter jet left Pax River yesterday and made Naval history, landing on the carrier deck of the USS George H.W. Bush, at sea, reports Navy.mil. News of the first arrested landing of the UCAS upon  a carrier at sea led defense news all day. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems expects tests throughout the week with new video to add to the trove of X-47B successes racked up already this spring and summer.X-47B George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Senior Executives Association questions fairness in federal salaries, says GovExec.

Flightglobal continues coverage of the Asiana crash with video.

Differing definitions of privacy, government leaks and the role of the press will fill next week’s Aspen Security Forum, reports CNN’s Security Clearance.

The Pentagon’s contingency plan, if sequestration holds in FY14, has been released, reports Defense Daily. The plan could cut 20 percent of procurement and research and development, reports Defense News.

NSA provides anti-hacking source code used in Google’s Android smartphones, and China doesn’t like it, reports NextGov.

Laptop sales keep falling, PCs even faster, reports NextGov.

US and Pakistan have an understanding on drones despite public disagreement, reports Defence Talk.

US and China move toward cooperation in space, reports Defense Daily.









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